Megillat Esther With a Twist

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Entertainment, Hillel Ontario, Jewish Holiday | 0 comments

๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh (King of Persia) threw a huge ๐ŸŽ‰ to celebrate his 3๏ธโƒฃ year reign.

The ๐Ÿ‘‘ asked his wife, Vashti, to join the ๐ŸŽŠ to show off her beauty. When she โŒ to join, the ๐Ÿ‘‘ decided to ๐Ÿ˜ต her and to look for a new wife.

The ๐Ÿ‘‘ sent all his ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to find the most beautiful ๐Ÿ‘ญ in the country. One of the ๐Ÿ‘ญ presented to the ๐Ÿ‘‘ was Esther, Mordechai’s niece. ๐Ÿ€ for all the โœก๏ธ, Esther became the ๐Ÿ‘‘ new wife and the new ๐Ÿ‘ธ of Persia. Mordechai โš ๏ธ his niece the ๐Ÿ‘ธnot to show her โœก๏ธ identity.

Mordechai learned two men ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ to ๐Ÿ˜ต ๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh, and he informed his niece, who warned the ๐Ÿ‘‘. Because Esther ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh about the ๐Ÿ“œโœ๏ธ, the plotters were ๐Ÿ˜ต.

The ๐Ÿ‘‘ decided to hire ๐Ÿ‘บ (Haman) as the Prime Minister and demanded of all the people ๐Ÿ™‡ to him. All the people followed the ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ“. The only ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ, who โŒ to ๐Ÿ™‡ to ๐Ÿ‘บ was Mordechai, as the ๐Ÿ“œ says that โœก๏ธ are only allowed to ๐Ÿ™‡ to G-d. ย As a result, ย ๐Ÿ‘บ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ that he would ๐Ÿ’€ all the โœก๏ธ of Persia on the 13th of Adar.

Mordechai ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ธabout ๐Ÿ‘บ terrible plan and โ“ her to ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ the ๐Ÿ‘‘ to ๐Ÿ›‘ the plan. Despite of the risk of ๐Ÿ˜ต, ๐Ÿ‘ธ approached the ๐Ÿ‘‘ to convince him to change his ๐Ÿ’ญ. She also ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Mordechai to make sure that all the โœก๏ธ โŒ ๐Ÿ and ๐Ÿ™. ๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh received ๐Ÿ‘ธ and gave her ๐Ÿ‘ to โ“ anything. ๐Ÿ‘ธ โ“ ๐Ÿ‘‘ to hold a banquet, to which ๐Ÿ‘บ would be invited.

When ๐Ÿ‘บ ๐Ÿ‘€ ย Mordechai after the banquet and Mordechai โŒ to ๐Ÿ™‡ again, ๐Ÿ‘บ decided to โ“the ๐Ÿ‘‘ to ๐Ÿ˜ต Mordechai.

๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh decides to ๐Ÿ™ Mordechai for saving him from an assassination. At the same time ๐Ÿ‘บ came to the ๐Ÿ‘‘ to โ“ about ๐Ÿ˜ต Mordechai. Before he has a chance to โ“ however, the ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘บ to ๐ŸŽ–๏ธMordechai by ๐Ÿ‘” him in ๐Ÿ‘‘ garments, and lead him through the streets of Persia’s capital.

At the second banquet ๐Ÿ‘ธ announced that she is really ย โœก๏ธ and informed everyone of ๐Ÿ‘บ ๐Ÿ“œ โœ๏ธ to ๐Ÿ˜ต all the ย โœก๏ธ in Persia. She also reveals ๐Ÿ‘บ as the plotter.

As a result, ๐Ÿ‘‘ Ahashverosh announced that ๐Ÿ‘บ will be ๐Ÿ˜ต instead of all the โœก๏ธ and decided to make Mordechai the Prime Minister instead of ๐Ÿ‘บ. With Mordechai as the Prime Minister, Persia ๐ŸŒผ.

To remember the miracle, โœก๏ธ all over the ๐ŸŒŽ ย ๐ŸŽ‰ Purim by exchanging ๐ŸŽ, eating good ๐Ÿฒ and giving ๐Ÿ’ต to the poor. ย 

 

Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Torontoโ€™s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Torontoโ€™s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario welcomes University of Torontoโ€™s recent launch of a new Anti-Semitism Working Group. The Working Group will review programming, activities, processes, and practices in place at the University of Toronto’s three campuses and develop recommendations to support the Universityโ€™s response to antisemitism.

โ€œThe establishment of a working group focused on antisemitism is a much-needed measure for the University of Toronto,โ€ said Rob Nagus, Senior Director, Hillel UofT. โ€œToo often, Jewish students who have faced antisemitism on campus have felt that their serious concerns around anti-Jewish hate were dismissed. Given the positive impact of recent anti-racism initiatives on the campus community, it is incumbent on our institutions to also address the unique challenges inherent to combating antisemitism.โ€

โ€œAcross the nine campuses we serve, Hillel Ontario is committed to working with all university administrations to champion the voices of Jewish students,โ€ said Marc Newburgh, CEO, Hillel Ontario. โ€œWe look forward to supporting the work of the University of Toronto by ensuring these voices are heard and acknowledged. Doing so will help the Working Group better understand how contemporary antisemitism manifests on campus.โ€

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International recently honoured outstanding Hillels and Hillel professionals for creating innovative Jewish experiences and meaningful connections throughout the pandemic.

Among those recognized was Hillel Ontario, and its Chief Campus and Education Officer, Rabbi Seth Goren.

As a whole, Hillel Ontario – the largest regional Hillel in the world – was honoured with The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Innovation Award. This recognition is awarded to a Hillel for its creation of innovative processes that refresh, reinvent or revolutionize the relationships, communities and experiences helping students engage in Jewish self-authorship, or for helping staff improve the impact of their work by encouraging reasonable and calculated risk-taking, exploration, and curiosity.

In addition, Rabbi Seth Goren was honoured with The Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Award for his passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community, for enriching the lives of Hillel students and for ensuring that the organization reflects a culture of excellence.

โ€œI am privileged to work with such a talented, caring, and resilient group of campus professionals, led by Rabbi Seth Gorenโ€ said Hillel Ontario CEO, Marc Newburgh. โ€œWhile confronted with so many significant challenges, this team has done an incredible job inspiring, supporting and empowering our students, creating meaningful and reimagined opportunities for connection that amplify Jewish campus life.โ€

About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.

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